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Que signifie le terme de projet dans les nouvelles techniques de management ?

Abstract : Since the 1980s, the word "project" is used to refer to new practices in corporate management. This thesis develops a conceptual machinery that aims to clearly apprehend the concrete transformation implied by this change of discourse in management techniques. Managing, which still consisted in governing the gestures and rhythm of employees in the 1960s, has become (from the 1980s onward) the work of governing how possibilities projected by these same employees are accomplished. As such, the renewal of the profession has consisted in assisting the enactment of these projects, under the condition that they result in the creation of new "pockets" of activity from which profit can be made. This observation allows us to consider that, in this new capitalism, the becoming of the existing body and of the collective it insists in is indeed "set free", yet, at the same time and in all instances, this "freedom" must also submit to the profit imperative. Capitalist normativity therefore exerts itself at the level where possible futures are conceived. Thus, the emergence of the word "project" in these new management techniques means the translation of feasible futures into profitable futures, or a capitalist reduction of the horizons of possibility.
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Pierre Boccon-Gibod. Que signifie le terme de projet dans les nouvelles techniques de management ?. Philosophie. 2020. ⟨dumas-03188112⟩



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